When you install vRealize Operations Manager, you can install the product in an environment that has never been monitored by vRealize Operations Manager. You can also migrate, which captures an environment monitored by a previous version of vRealize Operations Manager so that the new copy of vRealize Operations Manager can monitor that environment.

You can migrate at installation time, or you can postpone a migration until after your copy of vRealize Operations Manager is in production use. In other words, you can run vRealize Operations Manager to monitor a fresh environment, and at any time, decide to add an environment that was being monitored by a previous vRealize Operations Manager.